A National Internship Program in Feminism & Public Policy
- Now Accepting Applications
Arlington, VA Office: The
Feminist Majority is one of four main organizers of the national
March for Freedom of Choice this coming April.
As such, our spring interns will be devoted
to helping us organize campus and community activists for
what is expected to be the largest pro-choice march in history! Spring
2004 FMF March for Choice Intern Description for DC Office>>
Los Angeles, CA Office: Our
spring interns will be heavily involved in organizing for
the March for Freedom of Choice,
including helping our Campus Team organize students. In addition,
there will be work available on our National Clinic Access
Defense project, and in helping conduct Campus Health Center
emergency contraception surveys. Internships with Ms. magazine
are also available in LA through our Ms. office.
Feminist Majority and Feminist Majority Foundation seek highly
motivated undergraduate students who aspire to become leaders
in the feminist movement to serve as interns in our Washington,
DC and Los Angeles offices.
The Feminist Majority Foundation, one of the nation's leading
research and advocacy organizations for women's rights, develops
creative long-term strategies and permanent solutions for
the pervasive social, political, and economic obstacles facing
women. Through educational and research projects the Feminist
Majority Foundation seeks to transform the public debate on
issues of importance to women's lives. The Foundation also
publishes Ms. Magazine in editorial offices in Los Angeles
and publishing offices in the greater DC area. Get
more info on FM/FMF and its campaigns>>
When it comes to learning the skills needed to fight for
equality and women's empowerment, the Feminist Majority's
Intern Program is hard to beat. Each year, dozens of young
women take their summer vacations or a semester's work/study
program to work at the Feminist Majority's offices in Washington,
D.C. and Los Angeles. Their contributions -- including work
on the development of FMF's website -- benefit us all.
ABOUT THE INTERNSHIP
Full-time internships, which run for a minimum of two months,
are available year-round.
We prefer that interns work 35-40 hours/week. We offer full-time
internships during summer and full or part-time internships
during spring and fall.
Feminist Majority and Feminist Majority Foundation internships
provide students with a behind-the-scenes look at the women's
movement. Each intern is given a wide variety of responsibilities,
such as monitoring press conferences and public hearings,
researching, writing, policy analysis, and organizing events
and demonstrations. Current FMF project areas include (please
see Spring 2004 special descriptions above for projects interns
will be working on):
- Campaign to Help Afghan Women and Girls - participate
in the largest U.S. campaign to restore the rights of Afghan
women and girls.
- Campus Program - work with FMF's campus staff to
launch pro-choice student groups on college campuses nationwide.
Work on current campus initiatives including: Prescribe
Choice, Emergency Contraception Over-the-Counter,
and Get Our Her Vote Campaigns.
- Feminist Majority Foundation Online - be a part
of an award-winning web team. Plan, organize, and market
FMF's website; research potential partnerships with other
websites, participate in online discussions of feminist
topics, and contribute new content to FMF sites.
- Million4Roe Campaign - work on the Feminist Majority's
campaign to block judicial nominees who do not support Roe
v. Wade and raise awareness about the impending threat
to legal abortion and the role of the Supreme Court in affirming/overturning
Roe v. Wade. Help activate volunteers, conduct research,
write educational materials, and organize occasional petitioning
- Ms. Magazine - work directly with Ms.
Magazine staff including the Editor-in-Chief, gaining experience
in magazine marketing, advertising, writing, researching,
and other areas of publication. Applicants with experience
in both journalism and feminist activism will be given priority.
- National Center for Women and Policing - a unique
opportunity to contribute to a program working to increase
the number of women in law enforcement and improve police
response to domestic violence. Support the planning and
administration of our annual leadership conference and perform
research on police related issues, including police family
violence and physical agility testing.
- National Clinic Access Project - be a part of
the nation's largest and oldest clinic defense team. Research
and collect data on anti-abortion violence directed at health
care workers and patients; monitor anti-abortion websites
- Press Team - work with media contacts and on press
events and monitor media coverage of women's issues.
- Rock for Choice - help organize FMF's innovative
concerts to educate the public about the threat to legal
abortion, mobilize support for reproductive rights, and
raise money for the National Clinic Access Project.
HOW TO AFFORD THE INTERNSHIP
A number of our interns have received grants or financial
aid from their schools to participate in our internship program,
as well as earning course credit. Before deciding that you
cannot afford the internship, please contact your school's
financial aid office to see if they can offer any assistance.
Both our Washington, DC and Los Angeles offices provide opportunities
to earn expense money by doing up to 10 hours a week of administrative
work at $8.00 an hour.
Amy Myers & Gloria Steinem, Sum '02
Undergraduate feminist women and men in all majors are encouraged
to apply. We prefer applicants who have experience working
on women's issues on campus and/or in their communities, or
through a previous internship or job. The Feminist Majority
Foundation is committed to diversity and encourages applications
from people of color, people with disabilities, and math/science
Mail or email your resume, writing sample (3-5 pages on a
topic pertinent to women's issues), cover letter, and two
letters of recommendation to the addresses below. Applications
are processed on a rolling basis.